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Press Release
February 16, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Service Changes are Part of Subway Action Plan,
Enhanced Station Initiative and Other Ongoing Maintenance,
Repair and Capital Construction Work for Improvements on the

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Subway Service Details for Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 19

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative in Queens and ongoing capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  These programs maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to continue to provide MTA customers with safe and reliable service.  More information on the 2015-2019 Capital Program is available here.

This weekend, work crews will be dispersed throughout the entire subway system to perform a variety of critical tasks in the areas of track replacement and maintenance, signal modernization, station enhancements, electrical upgrades and communication improvements.  All of this work is aligned with the MTA Subway Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to stabilize and modernize the subway system by attacking the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents and strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.   

The Weekender is a digital guide to understanding planned service changes in effect for system maintenance and construction, and makes it easy for customers to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service. The Weekender is accessible through the MTA website by clicking “The Weekender” tab within the Service Status Menu.

The Weekender is also available as a free app for iPhone and Android devices on the MTA website here.  This app shares the same features as the desktop version, including a subway diagram that displays the service to be provided each weekend, and all service changes.  Users can pinch or expand the map to multiple zoom levels, and tap to choose one of three ways to view service diversions: Service by Line, Service by Borough and Service by Station.

TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion emails by signing up here.  Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 19, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways will operate on a Saturday schedule, with planned subway service changes listed below.  As a reminder, some subway lines do not run on weekends: there will be no 67 express service.  b trains will not run, and customers are reminded to use the j instead of the z.   For details on special services operating on other modes of transportation within the Metropolitan Transportation Authority network click here

1

From 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday Feb. 20, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan, switch replacement and signal maintenance.  Take a trains and free shuttle buses instead.  1 trains will operate between South Ferry and 96 St, and via the 3 to/from Harlem-148 St.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service along four routes: 96 St to 168 St; 242 St to 207 St a station; 191 St to 168 St; and Dyckman St a to Dyckman St 1.  Use the a to nearby stations via transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle 1a, 168 a, or Inwood-207 St a.

12

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, uptown 12 trains run express from Times Sq-42 St to 96 St due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan and switch replacement.  Use a downtown 12 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 96 St, 72 St or Times Sq-42 St.  

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 23 service will be suspended in Brooklyn due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  This project is part of MTA’s ongoing efforts to fix assets damaged during Sandy, and include repairs and rehabilitation of tracks, signals, pump rooms, fire protection system, and power and communication cables. 

  • In Brooklyn, 4 service will be extended to New Lots Av to replace the 3. 5 service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2 4 and 5 trains will run local in Brooklyn.  Service will not be available at the Clark St and Hoyt St stations.  As an alternative, use the nearby Borough Hall and Nevins St 45.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr for nqr trains for service to Manhattan.
  • In Manhattan, downtown 23 trains will be rerouted. 2 trains will run between the Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry.  3 service will run between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.  Service will not be available at the Park Place and Wall St stations.  Use the nearby Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Wall St 45 stations instead.
  • A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45.  Transfer between South Ferry 12 and r at South Ferry-Whitehall St.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for nqr trains to Brooklyn.  

3

From 11:45p.m. Friday, Feb.  16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3 service is suspended due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan and switch replacement. Take the 12 and free shuttle buses instead.  1 trains replace 3 trains between 96 St and 148 Street, skipping 145 St.  Free shuttle buses operate between 148 St and 135 St.  For service to 145 St, transfer between 12 trains and buses at 135 St.     

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip, 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av, and 176 St due to track replacement.  Use a Manhattan-bound 4 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Burnside Av or 149 St-Grand Concourse. 

4

From 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 4 service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some trains headed toward Woodlawn will be 125 St.  Transfer to a Woodlawn-bound 4 at 125 St to continue your trip. 

45

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4 trains run local in both directions Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and 125 St, and 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and 125 St due to track replacement.

45  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av and 5 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  45 trains will run local in Brooklyn to replace the 23.  A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 stations.

as

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, a trains are suspended in both directions between Howard Beach-JFK and Far Rockaway, and s shuttle trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Beach 90 St due to signal maintenance.

  • a service will operate between Inwood-207 St and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach-JFK Airport.
  • s shuttle service will operate every 20 minutes between Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park.
  • Shuttle buses will operate along two routes: non-stop between Far Rockaway and Howard Beach-JFK Airport, and between Rockaway Park and Howard Beach, stopping at Broad Channel.

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, ac trains run express in both directions between Canal Street and 59 St-Columbus Circle due to signal maintenance.  As a reminder, c service does not operate overnight.

b

Due to signal damage caused by an earlier fire on Friday, Feb. 16, customers should expect longer travel times and crowding on the b and d lines the evening of Friday, Feb. 16, as the b operates via the q line from Barclays Ctr to 96 St, running express between Canal St & 57 St.

Service Changes:

  • b operates via the q line from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 96 St, running express between Canal St and 57 St-7 Av.  Bronx-boundb customers should take the d.
  • d operates local from 59 St. to Bedford Park Blvd.

b  

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, b service will end early due to track maintenance.   Take the cd and/or q instead.  As a reminder, b trains do not run on weekends.   

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d trains run express from Tremont Av to 145 St due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan.  Use a Norwood-205 St bound d to complete your trip.  Transfer at 145 St or Tremont Av.   

dn

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound dn trains run express in Brooklyn from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St d/59 St n due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan. Use a Manhattan-bound dn local or r to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St nr, 36 St dn, or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr dn.     

dn

From 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb 19, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound dn trains skip DeKalb Av due to track maintenance.  For alternate service use the nearby Nevins St 24 via transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

e  

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, uptown e trains skip Spring St and 23 St due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan.  Use a downtown e or f to complete your trip.  Transfer at 42 St/Port Authority, 14 St, W 4 St-Wash Sq or Canal St.  As a reminder, downtown f trains are rerouted via the e line from Roosevelt Av to Canal St during this time, and c service does not operate overnight. 

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound e trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood due to signal maintenance.  Use a World Trade Center-bound e or Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Jamaica-Van Wyck e, Union Tpke ef, or Forest Hills-71 Av ef.

f

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound f trains skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy and Avenue I due to station renewal work on the Culver Line  When finished, more than 27,000 daily customers will benefit from repaired staircases, fare control areas, walls, floors, platform girders, new platform windscreens, rubbing boards, tactile warning strips, improved lighting and artwork.  

  • For service to these stations, take a Manhattan-bound f train to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f.
  • For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f train to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound f.

f  

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains are rerouted via the e line from Roosevelt Av to Canal St and via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech due to signal maintenance.  Use the d or a Jamaica-179 St bound f to complete your trip.  Use ace stations along 8 Av or transfer at Roosevelt Av, 7 Av de, W 4 St-Wash Sq or Jay St-MetroTech.      

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Jamaica-179 St bound f trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd due to signal maintenance.  Use a World Trade Center-bound e or Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Parsons Blvd f, Union Tpke ef or Forest Hills-71 Av ef

f

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, f trains skip Bergen St, Carroll St, and Smith-9 Sts in both directions due to signal maintenance.  Free shuttle buses stop at Bergen St, Carroll St, and Smith-9 Sts.  Transfer between shuttle buses and trains at Jay St-MetroTech and/or 4 Av-9 St. 

g

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, g trains are suspended in both directions between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av due to signal maintenance Take free shuttle buses and acf trains.  g service will operate in two sections: between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes.  Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs g, Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts acg, Jay St-MetroTech acf and 4 Av-9 Sts f.  Free shuttle buses operate between Jay St-MetroTech and 4 Av-9 Sts.  As a reminder, f trains skip Bergen St, Carroll St, and Smith-9 Sts in both directions during this time. 

j

At all times until summer 2018, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound j trains skip 121 St due to station rehabilitation work.  For service to this station, take the j to Sutphin Blvd and transfer to a Broad St-bound j.  As a reminder, Broad St-bound j trains skip 121 St from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on weekdays; take the z instead.  For service from this station, take the j to 111 St and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j

j

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound j trains skip 104 St due to station rehabilitation work.  For service to this station, use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead.  Or, take the Manhattan-bound j to 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j.  For service from this station use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead.  Or, take the Q56 bus and transfer to/from j service at nearby 111 St.

j  

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, j trains are suspended in both directions between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer due to track maintenance and station rehabilitation work.  j service operates between Broad St and Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses will make all j line station stops between Broadway Junction and 121 St, and connect with the e at Jamaica-Van Wyck.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Jamaica-Van Wyck e and/or Broadway Junction j

m

At all times until April 2018, m service is suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to the Myrtle Viaduct Reconstruction project.  m service will operate in two sections:

  • Between Delancey-Essex St and Myrtle Av, and via the j to/from Broadway Junction, days/evenings.
  • Between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Myrtle Av (Broadway) and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

m  

From 6:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and from 6:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, m trains are suspended in both directions between Essex St and Broadway Junction due to track replacement.  For service between Essex St and Broadway Junction, take the j instead.      

m

From 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, m service will be suspended in both directions between Forest Hills-71 Av and Essex St due to track maintenance.  Take the ef or r instead. 

n

At all times until fall 2018, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St due to station rehabilitation work at nine stations on the Sea Beach Line When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for our customers including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing our mobility impaired customers with better accessibility, upgraded communication systems, installation of Help Point intercoms, new stairways and handrails, reconstructed platforms and overpasses, repairs to canopies and columns, and artwork.

  • For service to these stations, take the Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n to Bay Pkwy or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound n.
  • For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound n to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n.
  • For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St or Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

n

At all times until spring 2018, n trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this extensive overhaul is completed at the 30 Av and 36 Av stations, customers will benefit from improved features, such as enhanced signage for easier navigation, including digital, real-time train arrival information at subway entrances, glass and wire mesh platform windscreens, new security cameras and railings, artwork, new glass barriers and LED lighting throughout for increased light and transparency and a new staircase for exiting from the 30 Av Astoria-bound platform to the street-level intersection of 30th Avenue and Newtown Avenue.  For alternate service during this closure, use the nearby open Astoria line stations for NW service at Broadway, Astoria Blvd, and 39 Av, or go to the Steinway St or 36 St mr stations.  Or, use the following convenient bus route(s):

  • Q102 to open Astoria line stations, Queensboro Plaza nw7 or Queens Plaza emr
  • Q18 to Northern Blvd mr.
  • Q66 to Steinway St mr, Northern Blvd mr, 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queensboro Plaza nw7, and Queens Plaza emr.
  • Q69 and Q100 Ltd to 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queens Plaza emr, Queensboro Plaza nw7.

n

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, n service is suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza due to track maintenance.  n service will operate in two sections: between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Times Sq-42 St, and between Queensboro Plaza and Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.  For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7 via transfer at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.  To/from 49 St and 57 St-7 Av, take the q.  To/from 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the nearby 456 station via transfer with the 7 at Grand Central-42 St or n at 14 St-Union Sq.   

n

From 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains are rerouted via the q line between Canal St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, skipping DeKalb Av due to drain cleaning for the Subway Action Plan.  For service to City Hall, Cortlandt St, Rector St, Jay St-MetroTech, and DeKalb Av, take the 4 to nearby stations.  Transfer at 14 St-Union Sq 4n, or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 4n

q

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, q trains run local in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and Canal St due track maintenance. 

r

From 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, r trains are suspended in both directions between Whitehall St and 59 St due to signal maintenance.  In Brooklyn, r service will operate between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St.  For service between Whitehall St and 59 St, take the n via transfer at 59 St.  As a reminder, from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb 16, to 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, Bay Ridge-bound trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.  Take a Manhattan-bound dnr local.   

r

From 5:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday to Monday, Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, r trains are rerouted via the f line in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and 36 St in Queens due to track maintenance.  For service to Queens Plaza take the e.  Transfer at 14 St-Union Sq456r, Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority er, or Roosevelt Av er